Saturday, January 25, 2014

Texas Recalls Montgomery, Sinkewich After Stars' Injuries Last Night

Montgomery (Credit: Josh Rasmussen/Texas Stars)
After Toby Petersen and Curtis McKenzie went down in last night's game, Texas has announced this morning that they are recalling Brock Montgomery and Russ Sinkewich from the ECHL. Montgomery is with Texas' affiliate in Idaho, and Sinkewich is with Toledo. Both players are on AHL standard player contracts to Texas. Montgomery signed his last season and Sinkewich ten days ago.

It is possible that Sinkewich plays at the forward position, as he did once already this season, given the injuries that sparked the callup.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the club has recalled right wing Brock Montgomery from loan with the Idaho Steelheads and has recalled defenseman Russ Sinkewich from loan with the Toledo Walleye, both of the ECHL.

Montgomery, 21, made his professional debut with Texas on October 5th against the Chicago Wolves and has played in five AHL games with the Stars this season, notching no points and nine penalty minutes. The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan native was originally loaned to Idaho on October 25th and has appeared in 23 ECHL games for the Steelheads, recording 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists), 11 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. Montgomery signed an AHL contract with Texas on March 30, 2013 after completing his fourth season of major junior hockey with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. In 243 career WHL games he had 119 points (65 goals, 54 assists) and 328 penalty minutes.

Sinkewich, 28, originally signed a PTO with Texas on December 18th, has three points (1 goal, 2 assist), a +1 rating and two penalty minutes in seven games for Texas this year, including scoring his first career AHL goal on January 3rd at Charlotte. The Westlake, Ohio native also has 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) and 25 PIMs in 21 ECHL games for the Toledo Walleye and has one assist in one AHL game for the Lake Erie Monsters. Sinkewich originally signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with Texas on December 18th and was signed to a standard AHL contract by the Stars on January 15th.

1 comment:

  1. I really wish Texas would bring in a legitimate tough guy even if he spends most his time in Idaho. I think tonight could be a rough one and we really are struggling to say we even have a middleweight these days, Watts hasn't been the same since his concussion and he never was a heavyweight. I would almost think Austin Fyten might be a better option than Montgomery,.

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